Just when you thought, after nearly eleven months of peace and quiet, that it was safe to wander out on the streets and in the shops again, it happens. The lights are back up, the stores have been promoting their merchandise for several weeks and the panic is written in countless faces.
Christmas is around the corner yet again.
It would be fine if this season of goodwill, of commercial enterprise and greed – come on, what else is it really? – were confined to the Christmas week, but it isn’t. It invades our lives with the promise of better things for all, if only we would buy this or that, send a special gift to someone or other, remember what the season is all about. But is it really just about that and, come to think about it, what exactly is that?
I know it’s really too early, but I’m going to do it anyway – and probably ruin the coming week for all of you – but I have to ask: what does Christmas, with everything that it involves, really mean to you?
Love & Kisses, Viki.